How and when housing benefit is paid

Housing benefit payments are ordinarily paid to you or your landlord every four weeks.

If your housing benefit is paid on a four weekly basis the payment will be credited to the specified bank account on the following dates:

  • Monday 20 February 2023
  • Monday 20 March 2023
  • Monday 17 April 2023
  • Monday 15 May 2023
  • Monday 12 June 2023
  • Monday 10 July 2023
  • Monday 7 August 2023
  • Monday 4 September 2023
  • Monday 2 October 2023
  • Monday 30 October 2023
  • Monday 27 November 2023
  • Wednesday 27 December 2023
  • Monday 22 January 2024
  • Monday 19 February 2024
  • Monday 18 March 2024

We can pay your Housing Benefit as follows:

  • Council tenants - the payment will be paid directly to your rent account.
  • Private and housing association tenants - payments will be paid into your bank account in arrears either weekly, every two weeks or every four weeks. If you are paid every four weeks you will receive 13 payments a year. If the first payment of your Housing Benefit covers a period of eight weeks or more, your Housing Benefit will be paid to your landlord.  If you do not want this payment to go to your landlord, please explain why and provide proof that your rent is paid up to date. For some circumstances we can make arrangements to pay your  landlord directly. The payments will be made every four weeks in arrears only.